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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Pumpkin Earthquake Cake



If you like earthquake cake, then you're going to love this Pumpkin Earthquake Cake
...it's simple and oh so delicious!

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If you have never made an earthquake cake, you're missing out.  I was recently introduced to them and boy am I glad I was.  I made a Red Velvet one, a Chocolate Fudge one and now this pumpkin one.  I love how the cream cheese is gooey and seeps into the batter while the butterscotch chips melt perfectly into it too.  This cake is quite simple to make, but doesn't skimp on taste.  If you're looking for a quick, easy and delicious dessert to make this season then you'll definitely want to try this one!



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1 box of white cake mix (you DO NOT need the ingredients on the box)
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree
1/2 C butter
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 C powdered sugar
1 C butterscotch chips


Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13" pan.

Melt the butter in the microwave or on the stove top.

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Mix in the softened cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

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Stir in the butterscotch chips; set aside.

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Mix the cake mix, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree together.

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Pour into the prepared pan.

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Spoon dollops of the cream cheese mixture onto the batter.

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Take a butter knife and swirl the cream cheese mixture into the batter.

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Bake for 40-45 minutes.  Allow to cool.

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Slice, serve and enjoy!

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84 comments:

  1. I've never heard of earthquake cake, sounds good:@)

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    1. Thanks Lynn...its' so simple to make and delicious too!

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  2. This looks soooo good - but I'm thinking it could use some coconut on top! This is definitely going on my "Make this Someday" list!

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    1. The red velvet one I make has coconut in it...I actually add it to the cream cheese mixture ;)

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  3. Any idea on Calories and Fat grams?

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    1. No...you would have to put the information into an online calculator ;)

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    2. How can I share this with a friend that I love to bake with. I'd like her to see the recipe. Thanks!

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    3. Just hit the print button and it will allow you to email her the recipe :)

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  4. I wonder how it would taste with dried cranberries? .....just thinking.

    Lind

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    1. Sounds good to me! If you try it, let me know how it turns out ;)

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    2. Why worry about that. Looks awesome and it's in the oven right now.

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  5. oh my! This looks delicious and I love how easy it is to make.. I'm not a huge fan of butterscotch so I'll be replacing it for chocolate chips. :)

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  6. I've never hear of earthquake cake before, but it looks awesome! Pinning this one to try as soon as I get the ingredients! (Found you on Merry Monday)

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  7. Cream cheese, butterscotch, and pumpkin!? OMG, this is awesome! I have never heard of earthquake cake before but I want some right now. Pinning. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday Link Up.

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    1. I never tried it so I can't really say. The only thing I would be concerned about is it thawing...I'm not sure if it would be soggy or not.

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  9. I would use spice cake mix...just sayin
    OMG looks sooooo good....drooling...


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  10. Made this this morning...Oh My Goodness! This is pumpkin pie heaven. WARNING: Don't eat too soon after coming out of oven or pumpkin on the bottom will burn your tongue. Bwahahahaha I couldn't wait. Thank you....this is a keeper!

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    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed it as much as our family does...thanks for the kind comment too!

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  11. I would use Sweet Potatoes instead of Pumpkin and add some coconut. YUMMY!

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  12. I just got these out of the oven! They look wonderful! I'm making them for our dessert tonight after dinner!

    Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe.

    Marlene
    Must see Carmel Roofing Company

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  13. Looks yummy. Could you use yellow cake instead of white?

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  14. I just made the cake and put it in the oven! I can't wait to try it!

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  15. I am not a very experienced cook but saw this and wanted to try. Can you please tell me where you put the melted butter?

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  16. You melt it first and then mix it in with the cream cheese...it's the first step. This is an easy cake so you'll do just fine :)

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  17. I tried to make this in a bundt pan and I failed. How much should the baking time be increased or is it not possible to make it in a bundt pan? My attempt was delicious though!

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    1. I would not advise making this in a bundt pan. The cream cheese batter is heavy and thick so it would sink to the bottom of the pan and not cook properly ;)

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  18. This looks amazingly yummy! I'm going to put dark chocolate chips in mine though. It's surprising how yummy dark chocolate is with pumpkin and all the spices! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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    1. The addition of dark chocolate chips sounds delicious, and I agree they're a perfect match with pumpkin...enjoy!

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    2. Made this for a company luncheon. It was fabulous. My husband tried it and said "you can throw your pumpkin pie recipe away" . That's how good it was.

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    3. Thank you so much! That is so sweet of you and your husband :)

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  19. I love that I don't need to drag out my 30# stand-up mixer to make an amazing cake. In fact, I'll bet the grandkids would be thrilled to have me supervise the whole process while I just watch and wait. My entire family thanks you for posting this.

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    1. Thank you...there's nothing more special then making memories with the grandkids :)

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  20. Wondering if I can use Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix?

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    1. I never have, but I don't think it would be a problem if the gluten-free cake mix has the same baking consistency of a regular mix.

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  21. I tried this with a gluten free spice cake mix and it did NOT work!
    I feel like the cake mix needs to be mixed according to the package directions - or at least add the eggs and perhaps only use half the pumpkin. It did not rise AT ALL. It remained a gooey, undone pile of pumpkin puree. Even though I used a cake mix that is similar in ounces to a regular cake mix (and not less), the pumpkin was overwhelming, making it too heavy to rise at all.
    I would be interested in trying this again but changing a few things.

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    1. I can't say because I don't bake with gluten-free products. Maybe the gluten is what makes this cake work ;) Let me know if you try it again!

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  22. Just finished baking this and it is fabulous !!! Thanks for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Susie, I'm so happy you liked it :) Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  23. Dont get me wrong here but you have melted butter but nowhere in the recipe does it say where to add it ? can you clear that up for me? no one seems to have noticed or comment on it :)

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    1. It's the first step; melt the butter then proceed to step two by mixing in the cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Then lastly the butterscotch chips.

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  24. I hope you don't mind, but I enjoyed your pumpkin recipe so much, that I put a link to it on my new blog. I can't wait for Autumn :) www.frolicinflorida.com

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  25. I would add coconut and pecans instead of butterscotch chips.

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  26. This sounds great and I want to try this. I noticed a lot of your recipes have nuts, is it possible to leave them out? I am afraid that since the recipe has such a large amount of them, it may not turn out. I have a granddaughter that is severely allergic to nuts and we are with them a lot during the holiday season.

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    1. I'm not sure if you looked at a different recipe, but this Pumpkin Earthquake Cake doesn't call for any nuts :) As far as the other recipes, you can leave them out and it'll be just fine!

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  27. Think I'll try this but swap out the wite cake mix for spice cake mix and instead of butterscotch chips use cinnamon chips!

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  28. I made it just as the recipe stated and it turned out AMAZING. I am not a butterscotch fan but this was just perfect. I will be wowing my extended family with this at Thanksgiving for sure!

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  29. Made this today, used a spice cake mix and still used the pumpkin spice, was simply delicious. I was very happy how this came out. Friends enjoyed it too. Should be more aptly named train wreck cake as it looked kind of odd when cooled. Looking forward to trying other variations. Really really good!

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  30. This sounds awesome. I was reading some of the post and I have decide to give it a try. Sounds like it would be good with the Heath Candy Chips also. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing.

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  31. I am trying to figure out what to do with the melted butter. Any suggestions?

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    1. You melt it first (step one; first picture) and then stir in the cream cheese, vanilla, and powdered sugar (step two; second picture).

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  32. This taste awesome! Should I refrigerate leftovers?

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    1. Thank you! I would refrigerate the leftovers due to the cream cheese :)

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  33. Hi. Has anyone had a problem with the top not setting? I've had it in over 50 mins and it's still not solid. Help!

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    1. If you used low fat or fat free cream cheese this may be the problem, however the top actually looks a little underdone, but if a toothpick stuck in the cake part comes out clean then you're good to go!

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    2. I used light. And it was like mush. Hopefully it'll set after sitting awhile. Thank you!

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  34. I'm out of butterscotch chips. :-( Have you tried with chocolate chips instead of butterscotch? Or tried omitting the butterscotch?

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  35. Yes, you can use chocolate chips or just omit the butterscotch; either way it'll still be delicious!

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    1. thanks for your quick reply! looks awesome, can't wait to try it!

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  36. This cake is da bomb! I made it to bring to a Cubs World Series (game 4) party and it was hands-down the best item there. If only the Cubs had won. Two pieces remain to enjoy with a cup of coffee.
    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

    Mich Taylor
    Orland Park, IL

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm so glad everyone enjoyed it!

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  37. Should it be refridgerated if I need to make it the day before Thanksgiving?

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  38. Making this for Thanksgiving and it looks and smells amazing!! Thank you for sharing this with us. Might drizzle with a bit of honey what do you think?? Sincerely- Brittney H

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    1. Thank you! Let me know if you added the honey :)

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  39. Sounds great...would there be any changes if I used fresh pumpkin instead of can?

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    1. I never tried it so I can't say; it may need extra baking time or even shorter. I'm sorry I don't know...

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